This month the shoes I received from FitnessFootwear.com are a little different - these bright green Salomon RX Mocs. Inspired by traditional moccasins, which Wikipedia tells me are native North American shoes made from one piece of material, sown together at the top, they're really lightweight but with a tough sole.
The picture might not make it obvious just how thin and light the uppers of these shoes are. Breathable would be an understatement; they're of a mesh construction which allows the air to totally flow around your toes while you're walking. I found that if I've been out exercising and my feet are hot, these are a great antidote. They're fairly easy to slip on too, but won't slip off like flip flops.
But as I said the rubber soles are tough and as thick and hard-wearing as I'd expect from a pair of Tevas or something similar. Salmon claim that these are good as a cool down shoe after a long walk, and I think they're dead right. I can see myself wearing these around the campsite, for walks in hot weather, as beach shoes or even just for popping to the shop.
My skis are Salomons and I've been pretty impressed with them, but it seems that the Salmon footwear range is growing into interesting areas too. These mocs are cool and I'm finding myself wearing them a lot. Oh and if you don't like the green, they have other colours too!